Stories tagged: Chanin Starbuck
Thu., June 25, 2015, 10:48 a.m.
Clay Starbuck’s murder conviction upheld by appellate court
Appellate judges unanimously affirmed Clay Starbuck’s conviction and life sentence for the murder of his ex-wife, Chanin, in a decision handed down Thursday.
Fri., July 19, 2013
Family in grief testifies at murder sentencing
Even with a predetermined term of life in prison, the sentencing of convicted killer Clay D. Starbuck was emotional Thursday as family and friends tearfully described the devastation of two …
UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2013, 8:43 p.m.
Starbuck sentenced to life, no contact with kids
Clay Starbuck has been sentenced to life in prison for aggravated murder of his wife, Chanin Starbuck.
Fri., June 7, 2013
Starbuck maintains innocence, plans appeal
Clay D. Starbuck says he feels trapped in a nightmare: The mother of his children is dead and he has been convicted of her torture killing. “I didn’t do the …
Thu., June 6, 2013, 3:09 p.m.
Convicted killer Starbuck hopes for new trial
Clay D. Starbuck says he feels trapped in a living nightmare: the mother of his children is dead and he has been convicted of her torture killing.
Wed., June 5, 2013
Starbuck guilty of ex-wife’s murder
Each day during the two-week murder trial of her former son-in-law, Melanie Bourcier would position herself so that Clay Starbuck would see her scowl as corrections deputies led him past …
UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2013, 4:53 p.m.
Starbuck convicted in torture killing of his ex-wife
Accused killer Clay Starbuck was convicted today of torturing and killing his ex wife and sexually violating her remains in 2011.
Tue., June 4, 2013
Starbuck case in jury’s hands
Accused murderer Clay Starbuck was a jealous, controlling, obsessed, greedy and angry man who finally took out his frustrations against the woman with whom he shared two marriages and several …
Mon., June 3, 2013, 5:31 p.m.
Lawyers give closing arguments in Starbuck trial
Clay Starbuck, 48, was a jealous, controlling, obsessed, greedy and angry man who finally took out his frustrations against the woman with whom he shared two marriages and several children, …
Fri., May 24, 2013
Starbuck denies killing ex-wife
Struggling at first to find his voice, murder suspect Clay Starbuck answered questions all afternoon Thursday and twice denied strangling his ex-wife to death in her Deer Park home. Starbuck, …
Thu., May 23, 2013, 1:47 p.m.
Watch Clay Starbuck testify live
Watch Clay Starbuck testify live.
Thu., May 23, 2013, 12:01 p.m.
Accused killer Starbuck takes the stand
Clay Starbuck is expected this afternoon to take the witness stand to refute allegations that he strangled his wife to death in 2011 in her Deer Park home.
Thu., May 23, 2013
Starbuck’s killer knew of her kids, state suggests
Detectives used phone records Wednesday to make the case that Chanin Starbuck’s killer had intimate knowledge of the family. Deputy Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Steinmetz had Detective Lyle Johnston narrate …
Tue., May 21, 2013, 7:22 p.m.
Defendant had wounds, Starbuck detective says
A Deer Park man charged with strangling his ex-wife and sexually violating her remains had wounds on his right hand and forehead, the lead detective in the case told jurors …
Fri., May 17, 2013
Examiner describes injuries in Clay Starbuck case
The jury spent half the day Thursday hearing testimony and looking through autopsy photos from a prolonged attack that killed Chanin Starbuck. The key testimony came from Spokane County Medical …
Thu., May 16, 2013
Clay Starbuck trial pulls veil off private lives
Details of secret lives spilled across a Spokane courtroom Wednesday as jurors in the murder trial of a Deer Park man heard intimate tales of suitors trying to set up …
Tue., May 14, 2013
Detective relates exchange with Clay Starbuck
Often smiling as he interacted with his attorneys, Clay D. Starbuck did not appear worried at the beginning of the trial that could put him in prison for the rest …
Sun., May 12, 2013
Sons criticize investigation of mother’s homicide
The lives of a Deer Park family are about to be thrust salaciously into the public spotlight. Clay D. Starbuck, a former pipeline worker with no criminal record, is fighting …
Fri., April 5, 2013, 7:14 a.m.
Children ordered to testify against Deer Park dad
SPOKANE — Five pre-teen children have been ordered to provide information that may be used against their father who is accused of strangling their mother at their Deer Park home.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2012, 7:12 a.m.
Arraignment today in Starbuck murder
SPOKANE — The Deer Park man charged with aggravated murder and sexually violating human remains in the death of his ex-wife is scheduled to be arraigned today in Spokane.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2012
Ex-wife’s death record displayed
A Deer Park man accused of strangling his ex-wife and posing her dead body had her death certificate displayed in his home when detectives arrested him this week, detectives say. …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2012, 3:14 p.m.
Police: Starbuck had ex-wife’s death certificate displayed
A man accused of strangling his ex-wife and posing her dead body had her death certificate displayed in his home when detectives arrested him this week, detectives say.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2012
911 call taker broke protocol with homicide-related call
Spokane county officials said an investigation into the December homicide of a Deer Park woman revealed a call to the 911 communications center from the victim’s cellphone was not forwarded …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2012, 2:44 p.m.
911 call taker broke protocol in Starbuck homicide
Spokane county officials said an investigation into the December homicide of a Deer Park woman revealed a call to the 911 communications center from the victim’s cell phone was not …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2012
Body was posed, detectives say
A Deer Park mother of five who was found strangled in her home was positioned in a way to humiliate her and make detectives believe she had been sexually assaulted, …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2012, 12:56 p.m.
Police: Starbuck hid in home, posed ex-wife’s body
A Deer Park mother of five found strangled to death in her home was positioned in a way to humiliate her and make detectives believe she had been sexually assaulted, …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2012
Man faces murder charge
The ex-husband of a woman found strangled in her Deer Park home has been arrested in connection with her death. Clay Duane Starbuck was booked into jail Monday and is …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2012, 2:29 p.m.
Ex-husband arrested for Deer Park woman’s murder
The ex-husband of a woman found strangled to death in her Deer Park home has been arrested for her murder.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2011, 6:10 p.m.
Public’s help sought in Deer Park homicide investigation
Detectives are asking anyone who had contact with Deer Park homicide victim Chanin Starbuck in the last 30 days to contact them.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2011
Woman was strangled, autopsy finds
A mother of five found dead in her Deer Park home on Saturday was strangled, according to the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office. An autopsy concluded Chanin Starbuck, 42, was …